Malawi activist protest to S.A Embassy in Lilongwe

All is set for protests organised by Malawi human rights campaigners on Tuesday at South Africa embassy in Lilongwe over the targeting of immigrants in a wave of xenophobic violence.

Left to right-Activists Timothy Mtambo Billy Mayaya and Gift Trapence getting ready for Tuesdays march - Pic by Donex Chisala

Left to right-Activists Timothy Mtambo Billy Mayaya and Gift Trapence getting ready for Tuesdays march – Pic by Donex Chisala

Organiser said they will be presenting a petition to the South African diplomat and businesses from South Africa could face closure.

Billy Mayaya told Nyasa Times that the petition will call on the South African government to find a lasting solution to the gruesome killings of Malawians and other Africans who have become the target of the xenophobic violence.

Mayaya said they already “ submitted notification letters to the Police and Lilongwe City Council informing them about the day of demonstrations which is on Tuesday 28, 2014.”

“This is not the first time for South Africans to attack foreigners and the South African Government promised that this barbaric act will never happen again.

“What they need to know is that some of the people have intermarried and in this case they are no longer foreigners but citizens. We are tired of this and we are going to demand for more actions,” said Mayaya at a news conference.

Mayaya said demonstrators will converge at Parliament roundabout and will go presidential road till at the Capital Hotel.From there the Malawians will converge at South African Embassy where a petition will be delivered.

Malawi rights campaigner have been demanding adequate compensation for all Malawians whose properties were destroyed.

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30 thoughts on “Malawi activist protest to S.A Embassy in Lilongwe”

  1. BEST ADVICE says:

    y waste time talking about demonstrations which took place last year on 28th april 2014!

  2. Vaanwyk ku Mzuzu says:

    Amalawi mwaiwala kuti mulibe zipatala zokafelako ma president anu? Kamuzu ndi Bingu mdapita nao kujoni kuzpatala. Bakiri wachila ndimadotolo aku SA. nanga mulindi ndlama zoti mzapite nao ku Britain akadwala?

    Ma players akapita kukaponya mpira kunja ndie kuti ndi pa joloza.

    Msalimbane ndijoni. Mangochi, Mzimba pano kulibe nyumba zodinda ndi zaudzu bkoz of johni.

    Billy kaunda adaimba kale kuti “Osauka alibe mau” malawi ngosauka. Ali pa position 2 pa whole world

  3. Vaanwyk ku Mzuzu says:

    To be fair and square they say Two wrongs dont make a wright.

    Amalawi msandisekese. Zoona kupanga mademo ati musiya kugula ndugulisa ma products a RSA? Kupenga? chamba?

    Giving RSA 48 hrs ultimatum? Hehede! Amalawi u cant battle wth RSA. Ziko lathu ndilosaukitsisa.

    Olemela ndi osauka sangalimbane. Ife amalawi tili in millions kujoni pomwe iwowo muno mwathu alipo less 1000.

    pafupifupi each home pali zinthu zajoni meaning it is us more benefiting. Akatithamangisa tonse kujoni kodi tizayamba kupita kuti? ku TZ? ZEMBO? MOPUTO?

    In short we can demostrate koma osawa ophyeza a RSA mwamva? Rsa is halfway our master like Britain. 6v

  4. Ali pakatiwo mwati ndindani? anyway, good move sasafilika yatiwonjeza–let them pack and Futseki
    we can survive without standard bank

  5. edda mwalweni says:

    Very sad

  6. Biyisikolo says:

    The Zulu barbaric King and his uncivilised foolish subject must be taught a lesson by boycotting all South African goods. Why on earth butcher fellow African? Do they knnw that if Mandela was butchered in countries where he was seeking refuge then these imbeciles would still under colonialism. These pigs have never been school. Which country on does not unemployment? Which country on earth doesn’t have foreigners? The problem these Vandals have never travelled Outside their province let alone their country as the UK ambassador put it on BBC.

  7. Chiccu says:

    Good Move Guyz

  8. apundi says says:

    CHITSIRU IWE UZITSIRA NDEMANGA ZENIZENI SIZAMASEWERA IZI AYI

  9. Saludzai says:

    Mwajambulitsatu ngati akaidi akamatengedwa ID for easy identification. Good Ideas though

  10. Chikunkhu says:

    Lets follow what man of God prophet T.B Joshua said last sunday that Africa shud unite for we cannot correct wrong with another wrong but the right, remember Malawi is a GOD fearing nation.

  11. killZwelithiniEdwardZuma says:

    I took part in the protests today and the woman South African ambassador was crying. She must be very very ashamed that her brothers and sisters.

    I will personally kill Badwill Zwelithini and Zuma’s son, Edward.

  12. Limbika says:

    Much as I am for the Demo against the babaric acts by the South Africans which all along have been considered to be our brothers and sisters but I have some observations on the part of the organisers:
    1. Though every one knows that the SA embassy in Lilongwe but why organising to have the demos in LIlongwe only and yet the issue at hand is a national issue?
    2. Why little noise to mobilise the people to take part in these demonstartions where our brothers and sisters has lost their lives and hard earned properties they have worked for many years?
    3. Why not enganging other big civil societies or conducting these under your umbrella body of congoma than to do them on individual NGOs so that it could be a mass demonstrations to send the strong messege to the South African government that Malawi is angry with their act?

    My messege to Tomothy Mtambo and Billy Mayaya, take your time to organise these things otherwise you are weakening the power of demonstrations by your hasty decisions and by doing things without enganging other players because of trying to be sported. This is an African Issue / problem which needs a serious preperations including the international media which can help to express how you have been concerned with your people being killed and robbed in a fellow black man’s land.
    I am surprised that when its demonstrations against your own president or against Lhomwe tribe, you spend alot of money lobbying people to join you but here is a serious case before us all, you just conduct a min demo comprised of you 3 guys, SHAME ON OUR NGOs.

  13. Aaron mwansambo says:

    Vas very bad vey must learn a lesson SA plle

  14. medson says:

    i support these bokoharam militans

  15. Zondi says:

    This is fight for a good cause but WHY CHRR,CEDEP and bwana Mayaya you take the pictures for yourself than waiting for more people during the peaceful match…..this is a seriuos issue not for sake of visibility….as the oldage who laugh loud have the last laugh….ngoma yolira kwambiri simachedwa ku phulika…..lets demonstrate not for the sake of publicity

  16. mphatso says:

    on your t shirts is that logo not for AIDS?you are confused

  17. wakwithu says:

    ur guess is as good as mine. no retaliation to these acts… ukalimbana ndi chitsiru nawenso umakhala chitsiru. one day they will learn a lesson like Greece

  18. Malluzi says:

    And Mathanyula is in USA breaking bread with the white man leaving this serious humanitarian catastrophe behind him…………you call that a leader?????? ………..imusovatu !

  19. Swadick says:

    South africa its fool of nonses and goverment not doing anything about it

  20. Urunji says:

    NO NEED OF THAT.OSABWENZERA CHOIPA..GOLD AKUNNYADILAYO AMATHA.IFE CHATHU NDI CHIPULUMUTSO MWA YESU KHRISTU CHOMWE CHIKUBWERA POSACHEDWA.

  21. Steve says:

    Kusauka sizinthu. Dzulo ndakumana ndi winawake pa immigration akupangitsa passpt akuti akufuna apite ku jon akaone zina. Kumufunsa ngati sakuopa za xenophobia, akuti ah! Mwai sufanana, iyeyo akukayesa mwai wake cifukwa ambiri athawako. Koma abale sifodya ameneyu? kkkkkk!

  22. Nachipanti says:

    Where are other activists? Do we have only three in Malawi?

  23. Majidh says:

    With the recent warning of BOKO Haram to bomb South Africa I am now excited indeed. All Nigerians have been given 14 clear days to leave South Africa as the bombing starts soon. Majidh is a well educated 58 years old Boko Haram GS and what he says is final. TAKE COVER!!!! OKOYO BABA WANGU!!

  24. Thindwa says:

    lets be realistic here, closing south african businesses will leave us (Malawians) in more trouble than we already have at hand, think of how many malawians r employed by the targeted south african companies, remember most of the victims in the attacks left malawi for south africa in search of employment, where will the closure of those businesses leave those malawians working for them? reasoning is required guys, not forgetting that the country is not under any donor aid chucking those south african businesses would cut short off the already dwindling revenues the MRA collects and still more we will need drugs in hospitals. closing their businesses will not correct their rotten behaviour.

  25. Moyenda says:

    In reply to Charter:

    Is it not south Africa which benefits more from Malawi: because we are their customers?

  26. Greencardless Malawian says:

    Iwe Charter, you sound like a true Malawian; fearful and always glorifying others at the cost of human life. Now let me promise you that some of us who love our people will stay away from their shops, we will make sure they are closed. It doesn’t matter who benefits more from who SA cannot survive without the rest of the countries its killing; we consume their products (Africans) more than anyonen else. If all of Africa boycotted their products for a month their economy would colapse. You sound like an uneducated religious animal who misquotes the holy books.

  27. uncle says:

    @Charter is 100 percent right. The Bible teaches that when someone hits you on one cheek, try by all means to give him the other and I don’t think 15 million plus NYASAS have run out of cheeks.

  28. BombSouthAfrica says:

    I REALLY LOVED NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT WHICH SENT A VERY STRAIGHT WARNING TO SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT THAT IF ITS CITIZENS WILL BE AMONG THOSE KILLED THEY HAVE NO TIME TO WASTE BUT TO REVENGE.EXCELLENT STRAIGHT TALK AND NOT OTHER COUNTRIES WHICH ONLY TALKED ABOUT THE BIBLE, CORWARDS WITH SOUTH AFRICAN TROOPS. BRAVO! NIGERIA AND MOZAMBIQUE. SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT SHOULD HAVE LEARNT A LESSON OUT OF THIS STUPIDITY ACTS BY ITS LEADERSHIP AND THEIR SILLY AND STUPID KING AND SON OF ZUMA. CLOAE THEIR FOOLISH EMBASSY HERE IN LILONGWE AND TELL THEM OFF!!!! FOOLISH.OUR RELATIVES HAVE BEEN ROBBED OF THEIR HARD WORKING PROPERTIES BY THE LAZY STUPID SOUTH AFRICANS TOGETHER WITH THEIR LEADERSHIP WHO DONT EVEN KNOW THE CORRIDORS OF COLLEGE. BASED ON KITCHEN ENGLISH AND DANCING MXIM DOGS. BILLY AND YOUR FRIENDS I WOULD HAVE JOINED YOU IF YOU HAD INDICATED THE DESTRUCTION OF THIS SYUPID EMBASSY HERE OTHERWISE MALAWIANS SHOULD NOT HAVE HANDLED WITH GLOVES THE SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT.THEIR SOLDIERS ARE KILLED LIKE CHICKENS IN SUDAN AND PEACE KEEPING MISSION AND ALWAYS RELY UPON MALAWIAN WELL TRAINED SOLDIERS SHIT.THEY SHOULD NEVER AND NEVER COME TO MALAWI ANYMORE IN SERCH OF STOLEN CARS . THEY ARE STUPID AND IF THIS COUNTRY WILL ALLOW THEM IT MEANS WE ARE ALL STUPID PEOPLE. BIBLE IS NOT ONLY AVILABLE IN MALAWI.WE ARE AWARE THAT SOUTH AFRICA IS CRUEL TO OTHER NATIONS BECAUSE OF RUSSIA BUT NOTE THAT BY THE TIME YOUR RUSSIAN ARMY COMES IN MANY SOUTH AFRICANS WILL HAVE THEIR PERVIS AND PENISES CUT OFF.PLEASE NIGERIA BOMB SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT SO THAT WE SEE WERE THEY WILL HIDE TO.MOZAMBIQUE CHECK THEIR TRUCKS AND IMMEDIATELY REVENGE IN LIEU OF SITHOLE’S VERY PAINFUL DEATH.

    1. Old Eyes says:

      please resend in small caps for all to appreciate what you have written

  29. Charter says:

    Malawians should never target South Africans and their businesses. Otherwise there will be no difference. Truth be told, we benefit more from South Africa. And we will not defeat evil with evil.

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